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Tooth Extraction Anesthesia
Uncomfortable: Uncomfortable as opposed to painful. The more complex the extraction, the longer and more intrusive the procedure. Please schedule time with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to discuss your concerns and the degree of complexity of your surgical need, then follow pre and post operative instructions to the letter. ...Read more
17 wk pregnant. Had my wisdom tooth extraction. Local anesthesia administered had epinephrine. Surgeon told its mild n safe. Is it safe?
Not much: Normally twilight anesthesia or IV sedation should create a deep enough level of anesthesia in combination with local anesthesia that you should feel almost nothing except maybe some pressure and vibration if a drill is used to remove your teeth. It should not be painful at all and you should not even feel the administration of the local anesthesia. ...Read more
Please advise if it's normal to not be able to feel almost half of your face after being injected by anesthesia (for tooth extraction)?
Local anesthesia: Injections of local anesthesia for dental treatment not only numb the teeth but surrounding tissues. Especially using what we term a "block" injection will numb large areas of the face. It usually wears off in about 3-4 hours but may last longer depending upon the specific local anesthesia used. ...Read more
I'm an: Anesthesiologist and I recently chose local only anesthesia. Too short a procedure to make the big deal general anesthesia worth it ...Read more
Like taking a nap: If done well, experiencing a general anesthetic is much like taking a nap. Though an IV is necessary, if the skin is numbed first, the rest is easy. A combination of drugs are used w/iv gen. Anesth. For relaxation, pain relief, then sleep. The shorter acting the medications used, the faster can be the recovery. An oral surgeon skilled at gen. Anesthesia can make this a safe & pleasant experience. ...Read more
IV anesthesia or GA: Medications are administered through an intravenous line. During IV or GA The patient falls asleep and is completely unaware of the procedure being performed. ...Read more
Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from general anesthesia after a wisdom tooth extraction?
Depends: Depends on your body mass, the type of anesthesia used, the length of the procedure, and how your body metabolizes the anesthetic agent. Usually mostly worn off in 30 minutes to 2-3 hours, but may have some residual effects for 24hrs or longer. No 2 people are alike, so get your support system in order, and follow your oral surgeons post-surgical instructions to the letter. ...Read more
Can I get just local anesthesia for my one upper wisdom tooth extraction? It's horizontal, impacted, but I absolutely do not want to be put to sleep.
Can you have someone in the room with you whilst your under local anesthesia for tooth extractions at hospital?
Person in treatment:
If its ok with the practitioner.....Yes
not during general anesthesia or
iv sedation. ...Read more
What is the difference between IV sedation and general anesthesia for having wisdom tooth extractions?
Depends on situation: Iv sedation can be provided by an oral surgeon, and is often a very good technique for wisdom tooth extraction. For certain high-risk patients (morbid obesity, severe heart or lung problems), general anesthesia with a breathing tube and control of the airway may be a safer alternative. Every case is different, and an individualized care plan with anesthesiology consultation may be in order. ...Read more
Pain/anxiety control: Local anesthesia is used to deaden the nerves in the area and insure the patient is physically comfortable during the surgery. Nitrous oxide or laughing gas is used in what is called conscious sedation to help patients be more relaxed during these procedures. It is also common to administer intra venous drugs to help with patient management. ...Read more
Need doctor advice. Where do you place topical anesthesia in the mouth for tooth extractions and fillings?
Talk to Dentist: Most teeth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient. If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. I don't even remember the procedure after a little dose of valium. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. Good luck. ...Read more
Local: The best is to only use the local anesthetics to get the area fully numb. The sedation route can cause too many problems that are too complex. People elect sedation based on their fear that is artificially produced. Be smart and use only the local. ...Read more
Pediatrician advice: Nursing moms can have wisdom teeth extracted with either local or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia will require to modifications. If you want general anesthesia, drugs will stay in your system for a number of hours. Best protocol is to pump and refrigerate enough milk for 24 hours. After that, you can resume breast feeding as normal. ...Read more
Varies: Some local anesthetics wear off within 30 minutes, while other are specifically designed to be active for up to 20 hours. It depends on the type and location of the drug. Talk to your anesthesiologist or dentist about medications that they will use. ...Read more
I heard many negative things about versed anesthesia. Is it something to worry about during wisdom teeth extraction tomorrow? Or is it not that bad?
My son is going under general anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction. He always gets horrible indigestion from anesthesia. What's the best thing to give him? He wakes up immediately with dry heaves.
Talk to MD: Your anesthesiologist should be able to treat this in a preventative manner before the operation. Discuss previous anesthetics and your concerns before the operation. ...Read more
Possibly...: Any kind of anesthesia can make you lightheaded and somewhat dizzy, so if that's what you mean by "loopy", the answer is yes. Laughing gas is nitrous oxide, and should completely leave your system by the time you're discharged. I.V. Anesthesia lasts longer, and can make you "loopy" for awhile, but the effects should also subside rather quickly. Feel free to discuss these effects with your doctor! ...Read more
I have a cold on that day of wisdom teeth extraction and Immediately feel nausea, vomited after waking up from anesthesia. How long gut muscles heal?
Are they going to use general anesthesia or just a local anesthetic for a wisdom tooth extraction?
The Comfort Zone: If you are one of the many people apprehensive about oral surgery, you can request sleep dentistry, IV sedation or GA for your comfort. You could just sleep through your wisdom teeth surgery. Sleep dentistry allows appropriately trained dentists to create a safe and comfortable dental experience. ...Read more
Yes: A tooth extraction is very common and a dentist can probably address the incidence. I know that it is less common for young people today because dentists have found ways to protect teeth compared to people my age (58). Still, any procedure, dental or medical, should be performed only after informed consent. I hope this helps, best wishes. ...Read more
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